The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels are open - but there's still work needed on the inclined lift
, said Stuart Turnbull, left
But, while the majority of the painstaking revamp is now complete, problems with the tunnel's new inclined lift
mean that it must now remain closed until June.
The project also includes an inclined lift
and a new narrow gauge railway, incorporating an underground clay mine..
Inside, an inclined lift
- a real technical curiosity, this - whisks you up to an outdoor viewing gallery around the hugely impressive 318ft-high green dome.
While an inclined lift
may not always be a practical retrofit option, it may be more economical in a new home or addition specifically designed with a suitable stair configuration.
"The refurbishment works are complete but we have the final commissioning and testing of the new glass inclined lift
which we need to conclude before we can confirm the opening date, but this will be within the next couple of weeks.
An Italian firm, Maspero Elevatori, was brought in to build a glass inclined lift
at either side of the tunnel to replace two of the historic wooden escalators.
Visitors will travel underground by boat and rise to the surface by an inclined lift
The new inclined lift
, replacing the wooden escalators, is partially installed and, save for some cosmetic work, everything is on track.
Visitors will travel underground by boat and walk through the caverns before rising to the surface by an inclined lift
to Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve.